NDC Primaries To Proceed As Kwabena Duffuor Withdraws Court Case
On today, Friday, May 12, 2003, an Accra High Court has struck out its injunction ruling against the New Democratic Party’s presidential and parliamentary primaries.
This comes after the injunction applicant; Dr. Kwabena Duffuor prayed the Court through an application to withdraw the case.
The parties of both the defence and plaintiff met in court at the early hours of May 12 when the the case was called for hearing. The defence presented no opposition against what the plaintiff was demanding.
Earlier in the case ruling where the Plaintiff; Dr. Kwabena Duffuor prayed the Court to grant an injunction against the elections, the NDC side in the courtroom insisted that the suit was incompetent and stood no grounds.
“We submit that the plaintiff’s suit is incompetent and therefore ought to be dismissed in limine. Again, the plaintiff has not been able to demonstrate on the face of his pleadings and affidavit that it is just or convenient for the Honourable Court to grant the injunction that he seeks,”they revealed.
Dr Duffuor’s campaign team and legal representation had alleged in court that they have not been served with an accurate list of persons participating in the NDC Presidential and Parliamentary polls Presidential and Parliamentary polls slated for May 13.
He, therefore, wanted the court to put the elections on hold and direct the Electoral Comission to not proceed with its duties so as to provide an avenue for both parties to engage candidates on a road map toward drawing up an accurate list of voters.
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